Reflections on Fascism and Religion

  title={Reflections on Fascism and Religion},
  author={Roger Eatwell},
  journal={Totalitarian Movements and Political Religions},
  pages={145 - 166}
  • R. Eatwell
  • Published 1 December 2003
  • Art
  • Totalitarian Movements and Political Religions
Recently, there has been a revival of interest in 'clerical fascism' and the belief that fascism, especially in its Nazi and Italian variants, were forms of 'political religion'. Both approaches reveal insights into the dynamics and nature of fascism. However, relatively few leading members of the churches can be considered true fascists. Moreover, the political religion interpretation of generic fascism focuses unduly on culture and form over belief and function. It overstates the affective… 

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